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Vice President, Tax

Company: The J. M. Smucker Company
Location: Akron
Posted on: November 11, 2019

Job Description:

For more than 120 years, The J.M. Smucker Company has brought families together to share memorable meals and moments. Guided by a vision to engage, delight, and inspire consumers through trusted food and beverage brands that bring joy throughout their lives, Smucker has grown to be a well-respected North American marketer and manufacturer with a balanced portfolio of leading and emerging, on-trend brands. In consumer foods and beverages, its brands include Smucker's , Folgers , Jif , Dunkin Donuts , Crisco , Caf Bustelo , R.W. Knudsen Family , Sahale Snacks , Smucker's Uncrustables , Robin Hood , and Bick s . In pet food and pet snacks, its brands include Rachael Ray Nutrish , Meow Mix , Milk-Bone , Kibbles 'n Bits , Natural Balance , and Nature s Recipe . The Company remains rooted in the Basic Beliefs of Quality, People, Ethics, Growth, and Independence established by its founder and namesake more than a century ago. For more information about our Company, visit jmsmucker.com.


Vice President, Tax


Orrville, OH (Close proximity to Cleveland/Akron)


Vice President and Treasurer


As a leader in the consumer packaged goods industry, The J.M. Smucker Company has a strong North American footprint requiring the strategic counsel of a seasoned executive to oversee the Company s tax function and personnel. The Vice President, Tax will play a critical leadership role focused on reducing tax liability and increasing cash flow to support the Company s continued growth.


* Tax strategy Develop, formulate, implement and maintain the Company s tax strategy, policies and procedures, and collaborate with key business leaders regarding the same, with a goal towards reducing tax liability and increasing cash flow consistent with the Company s risk profile.

* Business operations partnering Interact with finance and other key business leaders to properly align tax with business operations, uncovering synergies, risks and opportunities, obtaining tax incentives and credits, and ensuring on-going compliance with implemented tax planning strategies. Provide a consultative approach and help drive business and financial decisions. Translate and communicate complex tax information to various audiences to drive informed business and financial decision-making.

* Financial reporting Oversee the Company s quarterly and annual income tax provision and Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 processes to ensure accurate tax amounts and disclosures and proper application in the Company s financial statements. Manage forecasts of the Company s effective tax rate for budget and planning purposes. Identify, monitor and manage tax risks to tolerable levels. Responsible for overall tax compliance reporting.

* Inspire the continued development of tax department, ensuring appropriate growth for each team member while fostering a spirit of continuous improvement.

* Interact with Company s Board of Directors Audit Committee as appropriate, along with attending committee meetings.

* Responsible for managing an annual operating budget in excess of $2 million including oversight of strategic external partners to complement internal resources.

* M&A strategic transaction support Lead analysis of tax implications of proposed mergers, joint ventures, acquisitions and divestitures, and participate in merger, integration and divestiture activities.

* Monitor, analyze and report on proposed / enacted law and accounting rule changes that impacts the tax environment.

* Represent the Company at conferences and industry meetings on various tax matters.

* Audit representation and management Leads and enables the development of tax audit strategies and responses to information document requests and defending tax positions challenged by tax authorities.

* Identify and assist in implementing process and technological improvement opportunities. Maintain continuing professional education requirements to stay apprised of new technical developments.



* Four-year college degree, preferably in Accounting or Finance.

* Advanced degree in Taxation, CPA and/or J.D. required.


* 15 plus years of corporate tax and/or public accounting experience with large publicly traded companies.

* Wide-ranging knowledge and working experience of federal, state and local tax laws, rules, regulations, procedures, court decisions, and governmental positions.

* US Taxation concepts of foreign operations preferred.

* Extensive knowledge and experience with ASC740, Accounting for Income Taxes

* Strong analytical, project management and organizational skills.

* Executive presence, leadership skills, consultative and collaborative partnering skills and ability to interact at all levels in the organization.


The J. M. Smucker Company (the Company ) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. No person will be discriminated against in hiring or in any other aspect of their employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, transgender status, marital status, familial status, disability, genetic information, protected veteran/military status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Keywords: The J. M. Smucker Company, Akron , Vice President, Tax, Accounting, Auditing , Akron, Ohio

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